This week we hosted the London PhoneGap Meetup at the Wonga offices in London.
PhoneGap allows us to build mobile apps for many different platforms using HTML. Lots of our developers already know HTML and native development has a steep learning curve, so this is a big win for us.
The London PhoneGap Meetup is a regular get together for developers using PhoneGap. It’s a place for us to share ideas and techniques and to discuss ways to make building mobile apps even easier.
This month we had 3 talks:
- I talked about testing hybrid mobile apps using Appium. I built a simple example app and a test using Appium. You can see my sample Appium code on GitHub.
- Yacine Rezgui talked about FirefoxOS “the perfect web mobile system”, FirefoxOS is a new open-source mobile OS aimed initially at low-end smartphones. All FirefoxOS apps are built in HTML, so it’s very interesting to PhoneGap developers.
- Sani Yusuf talked about the history of PhoneGap and some frameworks for mobile app development. Frameworks do some of the hard work for us, saving time and hassle. At Wonga we’re using the Angular framework.
Keep up to date with events at Wonga by following @wongatech. See you at an event soon!